A Jackson County sheriff's deputy pleaded guilty Thursday to a misdemeanor charge for an injury wreck caused by the deputy speeding through a red light without warning a year ago in Raytown.

Deputy Sean Stoff, 34, of Blue Springs pleaded guilty to careless and imprudent driving for the wreck that seriously injured 30-year-old Christopher Reed. Circuit Judge Twila Rigby then issued Stoff a one-year suspended sentence, a year of probation and 40 hours of community service. Stoff must also attend traffic school.

The May 9, 2018 crash on Missouri 350 stemmed from deputies following a suspect vehicle via GPS tracker during the overnight hours. Deputies had turned off their emergency lights and sirens, but Stoff was driving about 70 mph in a 45 mph zone when he ran a red light and crashed into Reed's car as Reed, traveling in the opposite direction, tried to turn across lanes onto Maple Street.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol investigated the crash, and Stoff was charged earlier this month.

Reed, who was not wearing a seatbelt and was thrown from his vehicle, suffered extensive head injuries and other injuries. In a written statement issued in court, Reed said he continues to have issues concentrating and remembering some simple things.

“I hope that reckless drivers are held accountable no matter their job title, or who they are so no one else has to suffer like my family and I have suffered,” Reed wrote. “I hope someday we can move on and move past this."